Celebrate the Festive Season Kiwi style

21 February 18

Christmas in New Zealand is a magical time of year, packed full of delicious food, great weather and memorable traditions. Celebrate kiwi-style while spending time with new friends and creating unique memories on a once-in-a-lifetime festive coach holiday with Grand Pacific Tours. 

New Zealand is a unique destination with wild sweeping landscapes, mountainous backdrops and fiords; contrasted by sandy beaches, boutique shopping districts and an abundance of culture and history. The diversity and proximity of New Zealand make it a perfect holiday destination.

Relax in armchair comfort as you travel through each region, feeling secure in the hands of a professional Coach Captain & Tour Guide whose reliable knowledge includes numerous facts and figures, stories, legends and many laughs along the way. Travel on a comfortable, modern coach featuring panoramic windows, reclining seats, two door access and an onboard restroom.

Witness spectacular scenery of New Zealand’s North and South Islands on the popular 17 Day Festive Season Tour. Starting in the South Island, some highlights include a journey on board the world-renowned TranzAlpine railway, through alpine scenery, river valleys and the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains.

Experience ‘must see’ icons such as Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsular, see New Zealand’s highest peak Mt Cook and travel up through the West Coast to marvel at the snow-capped peaks of the mighty Southern Alps, stretching as far as the eye can see.

Another feature of your tour includes a cruise through the breathtaking fiords and dramatic mountain peaks of Milford Sound; carved by glaciers during the ice ages and described as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’.

On Christmas Day enjoy a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet meal with all the trimmings.

In the North Island visit Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum in historic Wellington. Experience the cultural and geothermal wonderland of Rotorua including a traditional Maori Hangi feast and concert and enjoy the famous Hole in the Rock Cruise in the subtropical Bay of Islands.

One previous traveller commented, “This was a great way to spend Christmas, I didn’t have to cook or clean, it was one of the best organised tours I’ve been on for the last 20 years!”

NEW for 2018 is the 11 Day Festive South Island Tour which will encompass all the beautiful and natural landscapes and attractions of the South Island. On Christmas Day board the Milford Mariner for an unforgettable overnight cruise through Milford Sound. View spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains and wildlife or indulge in some star-gazing before retiring to your private cabin. 

Alternatively, you can upgrade to an Ultimate Small Group Tour where you will travel ‘business class on wheels’ on the deluxe Ultimate Coach. Travel with a maximum of 20 travellers on a purpose-built, full size vehicle with 20 luxury leather recliner seats, complete with adjustable headrest and calf support for added comfort; enjoy a window seat every time.

This 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour includes the best of the South Island or if you wish to see both islands on the Ultimate Coach then join our 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise and Coach Holiday which covers both islands and combines 4 rail journeys, 5 cruises including a magical Doubtful Sound overnight cruise.

New Zealand is a truly unique place with captivating landscapes and sensational culture; make life-long friends and share unforgettable memories during the festive season, on a Grand Pacific Tours Coach Holiday.

For information on our Festive Season tours, visit www.gptnz.com/festive

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